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Simple and predictable short-term cosmetic tooth alignment: A case study

July 24, 2014

Thanks to the latest advances in cosmetic tooth alignment, general dentists are now able to provide simple, straightforward treatment for adult patients over a relatively short span of time. Treatments such as Six Month Smiles give the general practitioner a powerful new tool with which to straighten anterior teeth.

Control the anatomy; control procedural training

July 22, 2014

We buy “New Tech” when we perceive that some part of our personal or professional lives could be managed more easily with this new tool. We bought billions of cordless and then wireless phones because we wanted to talk to anybody, any time, regardless of where we happened to be when the spirit moved us. And it was good.

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Endodontics made more efficient with the ScanX Swift

July 15, 2014

Technology has made endodontic treatment faster and more efficient. However, there are still parts of the endodontic protocol that cannot be avoided that add time to the procedure. Taking radiographs is a fundamental part of endodontics. When traditional film radiographs are exposed and processed, there is a unit of time that goes by that the practitioner has to get up from the chair, leave the room and wait for the X-rays to be exposed and processed.

The breakthrough science of blocking pain

July 14, 2014

The International Association for the Study of Pain defines pain as, “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage.” As dentists, it is our great fortune to have acquired the necessary skills to help alleviate the pain of those who are suffering.

Interview: ‘It is a time of unprecedented change in our profession’

July 8, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: Robert S. Roda, DDS, MS, was installed as president of the American Association of Endodontists during AAE’s annual session, held recently in Washington, D.C. Roda runs a private endodontic practice in Scottsdale, Ariz., and serves as a visiting lecturer at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health and as an adjunct assistant professor at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas.

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Implant site preservation using a novel post and crown

July 8, 2014

Implant site preservation is an important component of diagnosis and treatment planning. Through CAD (computer aided design), prosthesis can be designed with ideal characteristics. By utilizing CAM (computer aided manufacturing), the clinician has the ability to mill the designed prosthesis with great accuracy. IPS e.max has been selected as the material for this investigation due to strength and esthetics.

Encouraging patients to become social media evangelists for your practice

July 6, 2014

Let’s face it. Almost every dentist is looking to grow his or her practice, and we’re all looking to bring in as many new patients as we can. With the many platforms in dental marketing at our disposal, word-of-mouth and direct referrals still remain the most powerful motivators driving new patients to our practice.

Ormco Custom: It’s all about profitability

July 1, 2014

You might have seen the Ormco Custom debates at the AAO Annual Session. Profitability vs. personalization: That’s the debate. When looking at the Ormco Custom suite of digital products —Insignia Advanced Smile Design, Lythos Digital Impression System, and AOA Labs — the core drivers behind the innovative 3-D diagnostics, treatment planning and customized appliances are practice profitability and treatment personalization.

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